One year after Myanmar’s coup, the UN Security Council backs the “will of the people.”

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United Nations – The United Nations Security Council expressed grave concern on Wednesday (Feb 2) over a prolonged state of emergency imposed by the military in Myanmar and called for dialog to resolve the situation in accordance with the “will and interests of the people.”

In a statement issued by consensus to celebrate the anniversary of the February 1, 2021 coup, the 15-member council urged the liberation of all those currently arbitrarily incarcerated, including Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint,

According to United Nations human rights office data, the coup in Myanmar provoked strikes and protests that resulted in around 1,500 civilians being killed in crackdowns and approximately 11,800 being arbitrarily detained.

The Security Council demanded a halt to all violence throughout the country and the protection of people.

“The Security Council members voiced grave worry about recent violence in the country and raised concern about the large number of internally displaced people. They decried attacks on infrastructure, including hospitals and schools “It stated.

The statement also reiterated the council’s appeal to “continue engagement with all parties involved, and reconciliation in accordance with the desire and interests of the people of Myanmar.”

The junta in Myanmar is now facing violent opposition from militias and ethnic minority rebels aligned with a shadow government.

Source: CNA

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